A disappointing experience in forest conservation laid the groundwork for marketing expert Daniel Vennard to lead WRI's Better Buying Lab. The initiative will bring together leading food service companies, manufacturers and restaurant chains to shift consumers towards more environmentally friendly plant-based proteins.
More than 100 companies have now committed to use the best science available as the basis for setting greenhouse gas emissions-reduction targets. Targets informed by science might well be effective in reducing risks posed by water as well—but there are hurdles to overcome first.
More than 20 countries have "decoupled" their carbon emissions from GDP, showing that economies can grow while shifting to a low-carbon pathway. Nate Aden explains.
A new partnership between the state of Virginia, a local utility and Microsoft shows how states can quickly and affordably bring more renewables online.
Companies, especially those with consumer-facing brands, have become increasingly concerned about the reputational, operational and legal risks posed by deforestation. So some are seeking out ways to root it out of their supply chains.
More and more companies are setting science-based emissions-reduction targets. These targets represent a company’s share of the global carbon budget, the amount of carbon the world can collectively emit while hoping to limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees C.
Water scarcity challenges industries around the world. Global population growth and economic development suggest a future of increased demand, competition, and cost for limited freshwater supplies. Scarcer water, in turn, creates new challenges for energy supply because coal, oil, gas, and...
This bubble chart shows the water and energy intensity of various industries. The bubble size is proportional to revenue (2013 figures). Source: Bloomberg Terminal (accessed summer 2015).
WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer revealed 2016's top stories to watch when it comes to the environment, economy and sustainability.